Game of Thrones season 8: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau knows how it all ends


At least someone knows how Game of Thrones season 8 will bring the saga to a close. But alas, even Nikolaj Coster-Waldau isn’t telling.

2018 isn’t even half over yet, everyone. We know, we know: it may seem that we have been in this year forever. But Game of Thrones season 8 is still six full months away at best, and it might be closer to a whole year. What’s a fan to do?

Fear not, for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has ridden in (okay, not really) on a white horse (definitely not) to save us all from the horrors of waiting (er, kind of) by telling us about season 8’s — and, by extension, the show’s — ending. Our sister site, Winter is Coming, has the transcriptions.

Suffice it to say that he didn’t pull a Dave Bautista and spoil his death or return, though we do know some rumors surrounding Jaime Lannister’s exploits in the final season. What he did actually say, though, is pretty intriguing: “[We] end the right way and the show ends on its own terms.”

That could mean everything, and it could mean nothing. We’re pretty sure it means something. After all, the show could easily have run for more than eight seasons, but it’s been carefully constructed to wind down.

So what does “the right way” mean? Does it mean that Jaime survives? That seems a bit too obvious; Coster-Waldau seems like he’s just supportive of the show in general at this point. (Why wouldn’t he be? It’s really catapulted him into the spotlight.)

“The right way” could just mean that everyone dies, honestly. That would not only fulfill the show’s reputation, but it would line up with at least some of what we know.

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Either way, the end of production — if not the end of the show — is in sight. Now if only we could be told what that is.